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Seattle Pacific University to host Tent City

November 29th, 2011 by Michael

Tent City 3 may be located on Wallace Field near West Nickerson Street.

From mid January through mid March, 2012, Seattle Pacific University will host Tent City 3.

The school’s citizen advisory committee reports that the temporary neighborhood of tents will most likely locate on Wallace Field, between West Nickerson Street and the Fremont Cut. It is currently located at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Shoreline at 14514 20th Avenue N.E.

There will be future open houses/information sessions hosted by Share/Wheel, the Seattle Agency that oversees Tent City. The advisory committee will be invited and can get additional questions answered.

Tent City must move every 90 days, is comprised of about 100 people and runs itself.  There is a strict code of conduct to be accepted as a resident, including sobriety, non-violence and participation. Daily litter patrol, regular trash removal and portable toilets are all part of the system. The committee said SPU is doing this because of the school’s Christian mission and the opportunity it provides for student service.

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